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COVID-19 Updates: Get the latest public information related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at ReadySLO.org.

Environmental Health Services is open Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm and serving one customer at a time (plus one additional person for those with a translator or who require physical assistance).  Please follow social distancing guidelines while waiting outside and call the office at (805) 781-5544 or visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/ContactEHS for questions or to coordinate for special arrangements. Please visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/CurrentEHSOperations for current EHS COVID-19 guidance documents or ReadySLO.org.

The Health Agency is actively responding to COVID-19 and continuing to provide other essential services. Please see updates from Animal Services, Behavioral Health, Public Guardian and Public Health

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Environmental Health Supervisors

Leslie Terry

(805) 781-5553; [email protected]

  • Beach Water Quality, Cross-Connection, Land Use, Small Public Water Systems, Water Well Programs and Vector Programs

Aaron LaBarre

(805) 781-5595; [email protected]

  • Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas.

Peter Hague 

(805) 781-5554; [email protected]

  • Hazardous Materials (CUPA) Programs

CUPA Program (Hazardous Materials and Waste)

The purpose of this program is to protect public health and the environment from a potential source of surface and groundwater contamination by regulating aboveground storage tanks containing hazardous materials. Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, plan review, incident investigation, enforcement, public education, and assistance to industry.

The purpose of the California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal ARP) program is to protect the public health and the environment from the uncontrolled release of extremely hazardous substances (EHS) by requiring businesses to establish programs to reduce the risk of an accidental EHS release and manage emergency operations in the event of a release. View a list of CalARP regulated facilities and substances here.

The purpose of this program is to protect public health, emergency responders, and the environment from the release of hazardous materials at a regulated facility by ensuring proper handling and storage, and to provide timely and accurate information to emergency response personnel and to the public.

The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the release of hazardous wastes by regulating industries that generate hazardous waste. Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, surveillance, incident investigation, assistance to industry, enforcement, and public education.

The purpose of this program is to protect the public health and the environment from the release of hazardous wastes stored and generated by the general public. Program objectives are accomplished by providing public education as well as opportunities to the general public to dispose of common household hazardous wastes in a manner that prevents contamination to the environment. This program is implemented by the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority.

The purpose of the tiered permitting program is to protect public health and the environment from improper treatment, disposal and potential releases of hazardous wastes. This is accomplished through routine inspections, complaint investigation, and monitoring of generators that treat hazardous waste in the Conditional Exempt, Grant of Conditional Authority, and Permit-By-Rule (PBR) tiers tiered permit system.

The purpose of this program is to protect public health and the environment from a potential source of groundwater contamination by regulating underground storage tanks containing hazardous materials. Program objectives are accomplished through inspection, plan check, incident investigation, enforcement, public education, and assistance to industry.

Related Services

Hazardous Materials Facility - Ownership Transfer - Authorization/Permitting
Hazardous Materials Handler Annual Business Plan Submission/Certification Review
Hazardous Waste Generator - Contingency Plan Submission Review
Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Annual Self-Certification Review
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information
Monitoring Well Construction Permitting
Monitoring Well Destruction Permitting
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Related Forms & Documents

CUPA-Inspection-and-Enforcement-Policy
FAQ-Business-Plan-Program-and-Information

Environmental Health Supervisors

Leslie Terry

(805) 781-5553; [email protected]

  • Beach Water Quality, Cross-Connection, Land Use, Small Public Water Systems, Water Well Programs and Vector Programs

Aaron LaBarre

(805) 781-5595; [email protected]

  • Body Art, Food Protection, Swimming Pools and Spas.

Peter Hague 

(805) 781-5554; [email protected]

  • Hazardous Materials (CUPA) Programs